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September 30, 2016

Health Tip: Make Sure Eggs Are Thoroughly Cooked

(HealthDay News) -- Enjoying an egg for a meal or snack? Make sure it's properly cooked to avoid food-borne illness.

Health Tip: Avoid These 5 Pre-Bedtime Don'ts

(HealthDay News) -- Your habits just before you slip into bed could be sabotaging your night of sleep.

'Entitled' People May Be Pursuing an Unhappy Path

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Entitled" individuals who feel superior to others often end up unhappy when reality fails to match their expectations, new research shows.

A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The language doctors use when recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can influence whether parents will have their children immunized, a new study finds.

When Indoor Temps Rise, So Do COPD Symptoms

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High indoor temperatures can worsen symptoms of the lung disorder chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly in homes with high levels of air pollution, researchers report.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men diagnosed with prostate cancer often receive hormone-depleting therapy to help fight the tumor. But a new study suggests that the treatment may pose a risk to men who've previously suffered a heart attack.

1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Interruptions in inpatient rehabilitation occur for some stroke survivors and patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, a new study finds.

Smoking Bans May Keep Young Men From Heavy Smoking

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking bans may help reduce smoking among young American men, a new study finds.

Encouraging Surgical ICU Patients to Get Moving Pays Off

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting out of bed and moving around as soon as possible benefits surgical intensive care unit patients, a new study shows.

'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A weight-loss therapy that focuses on personal values and "mindful" decision-making may help people shed more pounds, a new clinical trial suggests.

It May Be Time to Punt on Your Favorite Football Fare

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fried foods and free-flowing beer may be the norm at many football or tailgate parties, but the American Heart Association (AHA) says there are many healthier options.

More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows.

Queen Latifah Puts Heart Failure Center Stage

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When her mother was diagnosed with heart failure, the award-winning singer and actress Queen Latifah was shocked.

Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Zika continues to extend its reach around the globe, with U.S. health officials now urging women to delay travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia where the virus is circulating.

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